2.11 Summary Atlas of Bacterial and Archaeal Cell Structure Home


Concept Check Questions

• What kind of macromolecule makes up the membrane? The cell wall? The surface layer?

• What is the difference between a monoderm and a diderm?

• What is the main function of the cell wall?

• What is a nucleoid?

Further Reading

• Errington (2013). L-form bacteria, cell walls and the origins of life [26].

• Ptacin and Shapiro (2013). Chromosome architecture is a key element of bacterial cellular organization [27].

• Sleytr and Beveridge (1999). Bacterial S-layers [28].

• Strahl and Errington (2017). Bacterial membranes: Structure, domains, and function [29].